June 28, 2006
Lawal makes the most of his USA experience
When school starts at Norcross, Ga., High School in July, Gani Lawal will have plenty to tell his classmates about. His summer might be a tab bit different than the rest of his class. One of the highlights of a countrywide tour was a stop at the under 18 trials for USA Basketball in San Antonio, Texas.
Lawal, the first commitment in Georgia Tech's 2007 recruiting class, returned home to the Peach State this week after two weeks of training in Texas. The team consists of 12 players from across the country and Lawal was unfortunately the last player cut from the original group of 23 players invited.
Always upbeat and optimistic, Lawal said the experience itself was well worth the two weeks away from home.
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